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Register of the Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton Papers, 1916-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1957
    Collection number: XX079
    Creator: Hamilton, Maxwell McGaughey, 1896-1957
    Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes (1.7 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Reports, memoranda, correspondence, lectures, press releases, and printed matter, relating to American foreign policy toward China, Japan, and other government officials concerning economic and political conditions in Japan and Manchuria, 1933-1934.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    United States. Dept. of State.
    China--Economic conditions--1912-1949.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    China--Politics and government--1912-1949.
    Finland--Foreign relations--United States.
    Japan--Economic conditions--1918-1945.
    Japan--Foreign relations--United States.
    Japan--Politics and government--1912-1945.
    Manchuria--Economic conditions.
    Manchuria--Politics and government.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Foreign relations--China.
    United States--Foreign relations--Finland.
    United States--Foreign relations--Japan.
    United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
    Diplomats--United States.

    Biographical Note

    1896, December 20 Born, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
    1918 Litt. B., Princeton University
    1920-1924 Student interpreter in U.S. Legation in China
    1924-1927 U.S. Consular Service in China
    1927-1931 Assigned to Division of Far Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    1931-1937 Assistant Chief, Division of Far Eastern Affairs
    1937-1943 Chief, Division of Far Eastern Affairs
    1943-1944 Minister Counselor in U.S. Embassy in U.S.S.R.
    1944 Special Assistant to Secretary of State
    1945-1947 U.S. Minister to Finland
    1949 Appointed chairman, Far Eastern Commission